In 2019, I became one of a select few Student Ambassadors for CQUniversity Brisbane. Being a Student Ambassador is a great way to network, make money while participating in CQUniversity events and get around to different places! So far, this opportunity has lead to me to some pretty rewarding and exciting experiences!
I had the privilege of giving a CQUni Presentation at Holland State Park High School to chat about life after school, potential pathways with CQUni and overall my experience at CQUni. Being a pre-service teacher, I thrived in the classroom and this experience became a networking opportunity for me being at a secondary school. I liaised with fellow presenters from other universities, volunteer organisations, classroom teachers and plenty others. This experience is still one of my most memorable moments at CQUni, I became really excited about what being an ambassador for my uni really could be.
In June, I was part of the CQUni team at the Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo. Wow, what an overwhelming experience, but also one of the most valuable. I was able to chat and guide so many students from Brisbane schools as to what they wanted to do after school, ease any doubts about university and answer as many questions as possible. Being part of the expo with CQUni truly built my communication confidence with students, teachers, university alumni and my fellow CQUni staff. It also gave me the chance to expand my knowledge on the range of pathways students can take after school, which will be valuable for me as a secondary teacher in the near future.
I had such a great experience in 2019 as a Student Ambassador and I have been offered to stay on another year for 2020! I am now looking forward to some new experiences with CQUni in the new year and looking forward to sharing them! If you’re interested in becoming a Student Ambassador for CQUni, check out the #CQUnilife blog ‘Three reasons why you should apply to be a Student Ambassador‘.
To apply to become a Student Ambassador in 2020, please submit a copy of your current resumé and a brief cover letter to email@example.com. Applications close Monday, 2 March 2020.